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Study History at OSU

Because history is...
more than just a collection of facts about the past. History is community, debate, identity. History is our map to the present. Students can pursue the B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in History alongside faculty who have earned a reputation for excellence in teaching, public engagement and scholarship. With courses covering all geographic spaces and time periods and specializations in the American West, Native American history and public history, students with a wide variety of interests and career goals will find a home in the Department of History.


Undergraduate Studies

Our courses give students a broad understanding of the evolution of civilizations, peoples, countries and institutions. The department's instruction is designed to aid students interested in education, law, journalism, business, public service and even scientific and technical disciplines.

Graduate Studies

Our graduate program offers an M.A., Ph.D. and a graduate certificate in museum and curatorial studies for students interested in pursuing advanced study in a wide range of historical fields.

Public History Program

The Department of History offers a Master of Arts degree in history with an emphasis in public history.

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